Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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The Erasmus University Rotterdam is one the biggest universities in the Netherlands. It was established in 1913 and has a student population of 29,000. The university was ranked as one of top ten business schools in Europe by Financial Times. Also, it was ranked 20th in Europe and 72nd in the world by Times Higher Education in 2015. At the same time, its social sciences ranked 40th while its clinical health ranked 35th in the world. The university has a total of seven faculties.



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The university is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with its campus in four locations: the Campus Woudestein, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University College, andInternational Institute of Social Studies. The hub of the university is its Woudestein campus. The campus is a 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city center. The city has a central train station where students can catch the tram or metro.


The university can boast of several infrastructures scattered around the campus. These include wide varieties of lecture rooms, seminar rooms as well as research centers. The school offers a wide range of rooms on campus that can be hired to organize a large event or conference. It’s likely that you might need a suitable space for a meeting or training session. The rooms available for hire are located in Tinbergen Building (Faculty Club), Van der Goot building, and Q- Building.

The Van der Goot building (Erasmus Expo and Conference Centre) was opened in 1994. The building has several rooms building that can accommodate 12 to 921 people. Majority of the rooms are also used for educational purposes, such as examinations or lectures.

More so, the school has a Faculty Club which is located on the 17th floor of Tinbergen Building. The club has a restaurant and six prestigious rooms that suitable for 10 to 42 people. There is the Q-Building which serves as accommodation for master programs and meetings. Q-Building has break-out rooms and a range of halls on the first and second floors. The rooms can accommodate between 6 and 41 people.

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The university is not responsible for students housing on campus. For this reason, its students are to bear the responsibility of getting accommodation that best suit their need. Interested students need to arrange for housing directly with landlords. It’s advisable that you give at least three months to start looking for accommodation before arrival to avoid disappointment and stress.


The institution has a balanced faculty-student ratio comprising of 237 academic staff, 112 senior researchers and 7,500 students. The school offers several options of MBA programs which include International Full-time MBA, Global Executive MBA, Executive MBA as well as Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA (in conjunction with University of Cologne).

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Erasmus University Rotterdam has been working very hard with its students to ensure they get employed immediately after graduation. As a matter of fact, the school has been allied with several establishments and business within and outside the country. For some years, several businesses - both local and international - have relied on the school for various services such as recruitment services, executive and organizational development programmes, and research projects.

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